Depeche Mode activated...
In New Lawsuit, Corporations Band Together to Stop Consumers from Banding Together https://theintercept.com/2017/10/06/consumer-protection-arbitration-rule-lawsuit-equifax-wells-fargo/
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Keybase has just announced end-to-end encrypted git
I should be off sleeping in bed
But I'm making these limericks instead
I leave this advice
For reasonable price
Yak shaving beats painting bike sheds
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Welcome to the freedoms of capitalism, where you have to fight for the right to maintain the lifespan of your own belongings. https://www.economist.com/news/business/21729744-tractors-smartphones-mending-things-getting-ever-harder-right-repair-movement
Wife's birthday gift Show more
Today is my wife's birthday. For her birthday she wanted me to take the day off and go hiking with her. That seemed like a splendid gift. She chose to hike to Burnt Lake around Mt. Hood. Luckily it was an easy hike as we are both recovering from being sick, and I am nursing a torn hamstring. There's a lot going on in the world, but I want to take a moment and be grateful for all the good things in my life, like my wonderful wife, awe inspiring nature, and cute nature.
Firefox extensions Show more
Mozilla has helpfully supplied some suggestions for the legacy extensions. That will help ease the pain of the transition.
I'm still wary of relying too much on extensions that are not just enhancements to the browser, and I now find myself searching around for the random assortment of json and sqlite files where settings are stored. This feels silly.
Firefox extensions Show more
So it looks like tree style tabs has been ported to the new Firefox extension framework.Yay! But it is apparently just another sidebar item that disappears if another sidebar item is selected. Disorienting! Also, all the horizontal tabs remain visible at the top of the window. Ugly, but okay. Many extensions I've been using have just broke. :-(
Also, Pocket, Pocket, Pocket!
Here we go then… my book, Accessibility For Everyone, is now out! 📗
Available in paperback and ebook from A Book Apart:
Muralist Fin DAC's technique Show more
An article in the PDX Tribune descirbed a mural by Fin DAC. I couldn't find it online, so I included some photos of the paper. The mural is interesting and beautiful, but I also thought Fin DAC's technique was interesting: "Instead of a grid system he uses spray paint to draw hundreds of cartoon faces on the blank wall. They are unique, quick to draw and easier to read and align than dots." http://findac.tumblr.com/
Anatomy of a Moral Panic Show more
"Moral panics like this one are not just harmful to musket owners and model rocket builders. They distract and discredit journalists, making it harder to perform the essential function of serving as a check on the powerful." http://idlewords.com/2017/09/anatomy_of_a_moral_panic.htm
Great to see that GNOME joins the initiative to develop a complete free and privacy respecting phone. https://www.gnome.org/news/2017/09/gnome-foundation-partners-with-purism-to-support-its-efforts-to-build-the-librem-5-smartphone/
#podcast "How Climate Will Evolve Government and Society: Kim Stanley Robinson" Show more
In this talk hosted by the Long Now Foundation, Robinson quickly ties environmental problems directly to our economics. From there he goes on to describe one way we might spur change in our economic policies by creating a crisis. I have my doubts, but it is thought provoking, and he certainly succinctly present the problems and weaknesses of our current neoliberal economics. http://podcast.longnow.org/interval/redirect/interval-020160510-robinson-podcast.mp3
This is the second Amazon fulfillment center to be announced for the Portland area, and the third for Oregon, in about three months. I'm beginning to regret all those book and CD purchases I made oh so long ago. Perhaps I shouldn't be, but I am concerned that this will be yet another wave of wiping out "local" businesses. http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/amazon_to_open_north_portland.html
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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